Recipe for Argentinian steak with chimi churri sauce

Steak is big business in Argentina. There's more cows than people here and as a result the Argentinians have made steak a work of art.

There's plenty of excellent parillas to enjoy some of the best steaks in the country, particularly in Buenos Aires, but we also wanted to take back this little souvenir with us.

Chimi churri is a popular Argentinian parsley based sauce to accompany a nicely prepared steak. We've included a quick easy recipe for it here.

The meat we used was matambre, which is a very thin cut of beef taken between the skin and ribs of the cow, like flank steak. Other personal favourites include bife de chorizo (sirloin) and ojo de bife (rib eye).

Our recipe for Argentinian steak with chimi churri involved baking the meat for around 1 hour and served with potatoes and vegetables cooked with it.

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Ingredients for the chimi churri sauce

Ingredients for Argentinian steak with chimi churri

  • steak around 250-300g per person
  • 50g vinegar
  • 100g olive oil
  • bunch of parsley, chopped
  • x3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 peppers, de seeded and sliced
  • 2 onions, sliced
Recipe for Argentinian steak with chimi churri sauce
Stefan with the marinated meat ready to be baked

How to make Argentinian steak with chimi churri

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees (356 Fahrenheit)
  2. Remove excess fat from the meat.
  3. Prepare the chimi churri by mixing the vinegar, olive oil, chopped parsley, chopped garlic, chilli powder, dried oregano and salt in a bowl. Set aside a few tablespoons of it for serving and with the rest marinade the meat.
Recipe for Argentinian steak with chimi churri sauce
The chimi churri ingredients ready to be mixed and blended together
  1. Place the marinated meat in a cooking pan along with the potatoes, peppers, onions and bake for around 1 hour.
  2. Serve with the remaining chimi churri sauce drizzled over the meat.

Any steak eaten in Argentina goes down nicely with several glasses of Malbec.

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A glass of Malbec (or three) nicely compliments any steak serving in Argentina


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2 thoughts on “Recipe for Argentinian steak with chimi churri sauce”

  1. I remember my trip to Patagonia Argentina where I visited the Torre Glacier in the province of Santa Cruz. Amazing landscapes

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